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SubjectRe: PROPOSAL: dot-proc interface [was: /proc stuff]
On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Pavel Machek wrote:

> > > It eats CPU, it's error-prone, and all in all it's just "wrong".
> >
> > How much of your CPU time is spent parsing /proc files?
> 30% of 486 if you run top... That's way too much and top is unusable
> on slower machines.
> "Not fast enough for showing processes" sounds wery wrong.

Is this time actually spent parsing ascii, or is it procfs
walking all the page tables of all processes ? ;)

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